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Here’s how I back up my family photos and videos using the 3-2-1 method

If there is one thing I am obsessed with when it comes to technology, it’s my pictures. I keep them extremely organized and culled. I am equally as fanatical about getting them backed up. When it comes to music, movies, and TV shows – I can rebuy anything I lose due to hard drive failure. When it …

Google Photos

A woman taught herself to code and made $137,000 in one year — and it all started with Neopets

Kelly Vaughn has never taken a class in web development.<p>She's never attended a coding bootcamp.<p>Amid a sea of dudes and CompSci majors, she's rare: a self-taught female developer.<p>At the age of 24, she quit her job to freelance full time — and in her first year, she earned $137,000. Here's how she …

12 startups in 12 months: here’s how this digital nomad is f**king doing it

“You can work anywhere you have Internet, right? So, why are you still here?” was the question that hit Pieter Levels on the head and changed his …

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Motivation

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

The best free video-editing software

People like movies — no question about it — but not everyone likes to go through the painstaking task of filming and editing their own feature-length …

Microsoft adds ransomware protection and file restore to OneDrive cloud storage

Outlook.com also gets encrypted email support<p>Microsoft is introducing a new OneDrive feature this week that will make it easier to recover from ransomware attacks. Files Restore is making its way over from OneDrive for Business to personal OneDrive accounts. The catch is you’ll need an Office 365 …

The Secret

I ’m going to start with a secret. Actually, you may learn a few secrets in this story, because I feel like I am misunderstood by many people. But …

How This 25-Year-Old Earns A Passive Revenue of $400K A Year While Traveling The World

It’s been almost two years since I left my corporate life in New York City to work remotely and travel the world. When I first left my apartment, job, and other comforts, I was terrified: I had no idea whether it was possible to build a business on the road, let alone make a decent living from …

Small Business

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

The 'father of the iPod' has designed a new kind of mechanical watch

Ressence's new watch has combined the latest tech with a mechanical watch movement to enable the user to set it by simply tapping the glass, according to wristwatch website Hodinkee.<p>Its latest concept watch, the Type 2 e-Crown, was in part designed by ex-Apply designer Tony Fadell and connects …

TAG Heuer

Become a digital marketing guru with this total training

Marketing in the digital age is a whole different beast from “Mad Men”-era advertising dominated by TV, radio and print. If you don’t know how to reach and strike a resonance with an online customer base, you’re way behind the curve. So get up to speed now with the Full Stack Marketer course …

Marketing

Spending 'All Day, Every Day' on Instagram Has Helped This Luxury Fashion Blogger Launch Her Career

Lainy Hedaya shares how she's used Instagram to build her brand, which has more than 150,000 followers on the platform.<p><i>In this series, Instagram Icon, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular Instagram accounts to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>While scrolling through your …

Social Media

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It’s mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk’s children are gathered around him – one of …

Apple detox: How to switch from iOS to Android without missing a beat

So you’ve decided that maybe the grass is greener on the other side, and you’re all set to make the trip across the Android bridge. In this guide, …

How to design and print your own business card using Pages

Today, almost everyone carries a smartphone, and that’s where we keep our contacts lists. And yet we still exchange business cards. Why? They’re easy to use, they don’t require you to mess withAirDrop, or any other convoluted way to share, and — perhaps most important — they’re customary. We’re …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Entrepreneurship

Why the iPhone 8 Plus is a better camera than a real camera

I never thought that it would happen. And then it did.<p>On a recent two-week vacation to Japan (my first time, and, yes, it was amazing if you must …

IPhone 8

Video frame rates: 24FPS vs. 30FPS vs. 60FPS explained

The first phones that came with a camera that could capture video were an amazing breakthrough. No longer did you need to lug around a second camera …

Videography

How to Switch From an iPhone to an Android Phone

Are you over Apple? Here's how to easily make the change from iOS to Google's Android ecosystem.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

8 Ways to Create an Instagram Campaign That Will Blow Up Your Brand

Do you want to start an Instagram campaign?If so, you need to do it right.Instagram is an exciting platform, and it’s one of the fastest growing out …

Marketing

Microsoft’s minimal Modern mouse and keyboard are now available

Microsoft revealed its Modern Keyboard and Mouse last month. Both are styled like the company's Surface devices and the keyboard has Apple-style "chiclet" keys and a sturdy aluminum frame. It also has a fingerprint sensor tucked in between the Alt and Ctrl keys for Windows Hello biometric security. …

Windows 10

Now Windows 10's 'Continue on PC' feature works from your iPhone

A couple of days ago Microsoft enabled a feature that lets Android users easily use the share button to push a web page from their cell phone to a Windows 10 PC. Now, it's released an app to manage the same feature on iOS-powered devices. It's available to users in the "Fast" ring of its Insiders …

Windows 10

This tiny $86 device can play your music from Spotify without a smartphone

It's called the Mighty, it costs $86, and it can store up to 1,000 songs from your playlists in Spotify.<p>There's a reason why so few devices can do this. (Samsung's Gear S3 smartwatch is another example.) Spotify won't allow just anyone to play its music library outside the mobile app. Thankfully …

Review: Google Photo Books

Last fall, in an unlikely attempt at thoughtfulness, I created a photo book as a birthday present for my wife. It damn near killed me.<p>The final …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Bear is everything we wanted Notes to be

I’m in love with a note-taking app for the first time since Evernote wowed me almost a decade ago.<p>‘Bear‘ is what Notes should have been. Hell, it might be what Notes <i>still</i> aspires to be. It walks the perfect line between simple and feature-rich while offering robust options for organization, search, …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

VSCO’s popular mobile filters are now available for desktop photo editing

The instant nature of smartphone photography has inspired equally instant edits through digital filters — but now one app is bringing those same …